Get a Mac, part 3432

How much ink was used to promote SP2? How many journalists were feted? Crazy, crazy amounts. And yet, here we are, less than 6 months later, and there is another major security flaw. So, when's Longhorn coming out again?

Report: Major Windows security update foiled | CNET
A Russian security company claims it found a way to beat a security measure in Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 2, a major update aimed at securing customers' PCs.

The SP2 measure, known as Data Execution Protection, is intended to prevent would-be attackers from inserting rogue code into a PC's memory and tricking Windows into running the program. However, in a paper published Friday, Moscow-based Positive Technologies said two minor mistakes in the implementation of the technology allow a knowledgeable programmer to sidestep the protection.

The company notified Microsoft of the problem Dec. 22, but it apparently decided not to wait for the software giant to patch the flaws.

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